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An industry that put southwest Rhode Island on the economic map – more than 150 years ago – has today become a pit of controversy. more
With her electoral victory, Gina M. Raimondo will become the first woman as well as the 82nd person to be governor of Rhode Island since the Royal Charter of 1663. But her story stands up to the scrutiny that company demands. more
By rejecting again the expansion of gambling at Newport Grand, voters in the City by the Sea have sent a clear message about the direction they want their city to take. But the message has implications far beyond what happens in Newport. more
A convenient and reliable mass-transit system is needed in Rhode Island to encourage statewide economic development and reduce carbon emissions. However, it is obvious that Rhode Islanders prefer privacy when they commute to work. New, expensive light rail or streetcar systems will not be used by Rhode Island’s commuters. more
BOSTON – A special panel examining the Mass. Bay Transit Authority has recommended a series of measures to bolster the agency, including creating a five-member Fiscal and Management Control Board and the development of one, five- and 20-year … more
PROVIDENCE – The co-chairs of the Joint Municipal Shared Services Study Commission this month announced legislation that takes another step toward facilitating shared services among Rhode Island's municipalities. While there are existing … more
Last week's creation of a "Lean Government Initiative" by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo may not get as much attention as other, more high-profile actions, such as, say, the settlement of the state's pension lawsuits. But it has the potential to be every bit … more
To the Editor: With just weeks left in the current state legislative session, Rhode Island lawmakers must not pass up the opportunity to act on climate change by passing two key bills. more
What has been seen as a relatively friendly competition for bragging rights has turned into a fight for jobs. more
A multi-year program that will allow high school students to take a specialized curriculum and graduate with a community college degree will expand affordable access to higher education, according to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. more
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